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Telly breaks his arm β€” Telly's first day without a cast
Air date April 8, 1993
Season Season 24 (1992-1993)
Written by Josh Selig
Sponsors N, X, 14


Picture Segment Description
COLD OPEN Telly introduces today's sponsors, while some kids reveal them from under scarves. He also introduces his right arm, which is finally out of a cast! It hurts when Jonathan shakes his right hand, though.

SCENE 1 Big Bird gives a demonstration of same and different with Telly's help. Both of Telly's arms are the same in a few ways - they both have fuchsia fur, elbows, and fingers. But they are also different, because he broke his right arm a few weeks ago, and it's been in a cast up until now, so it's not as strong as his left arm, as he shows when he has difficulty picking up a brick. His arms will be the same in every way one of these days, but for now, Big Bird points out another difference: his de-casted arm is getting its own party today!
Cartoon A vaudeville act of two SAME people (voiced by Daws Butler and Bob Arbogast) ends when one of them falls off the stage.
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Film "La Maldita Iguana" (mariachi song)
(First: Episode 0544)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash
Kermit goes back in time to witness the very first day of school, taught by a caveman teacher (Mr. Moses) with caveman students (such as Oog, Argh, and Runk). Today the students learn about the letter N. The teacher presents a stone carved N to Kermit... which accidentally lands on his flipper.
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Cartoon A mother sings the story of how water travels down the drain and becomes rain.
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Film A dance class does some stretching exercises, then dance in their own ways, ending with the tango (instrumental: "Naughty Door Opera").
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Animation Four red balls minus 1 equals 3.
(First: Episode 0278)
SCENE 2 Telly exercises his right arm by waving at Savion and greeting him multiple times. Savion suggests that Telly could do some other exercise, and Telly waves "Bye, Savion" instead.
Cartoon An ostrich, a girl, and a pig do some exercises, and move the couch away.
(First: Episode 2988)
Song "Litter Rap"
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Cartoon What kind of print does a hand make?
(First: Episode 0776)
Muppets Live from the Nestropolitan Opera, Phil Harmonic introduces the staged production of Peligro starring Placido Flamingo.
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Song "One of These Things" (with Wegman's dogs and a poodle)
Cartoon The Story of Cowboy X, with the voice of Jean Shepherd
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Muppets Grover applies to be a lifeguard, demonstrating to the employer that he has what it takes. He soon learns that there's only one thing he needs: swimming lessons.
(First: Episode 1951)
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Song Joe Raposo sings "There's a Bird On Me".
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Muppets At Birdland, Athena introduces The Shagri-Las, who reunite to sing about how they got their name.
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Cartoon A tiny ant pushes the huge N into its place in the alphabet.
(First: Episode 0780)

Muppets Colambo in "The Lost Slipper Caper"
Colambo helps Cinderella figure out what happened to her glass slipper. The Prince shows up with it, and takes Colambo with him to the palace.
(First: Episode 2983)

Animation Beads arrange themselves in different ways, and finally stick themselves to a boy's jacket.
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Film "Sesame Street Creature Feature": Today's featured creature is the Slug, who sings "I'm a Slug."
(First: Episode 2988)
Cartoon Snacks on Parade: Peanut Butter
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1301)
SCENE 3 Luis encounters Telly, and asks him about his day. Telly's arm is still weak and stiff, and he's worried that it'll never get better. Luis tells him that he had the same concerns when he broke his arm, but it eventually healed up, and now it looks normal. Telly now feels better, until Taina invites him to play Triangle Tag -- since he broke his arm that way, he's concerned about playing again, but decides to do so anyway.
Animation Number creatures #14
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Film Feet wearing all different types of shoes dance.
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Animation The letter X appears on-screen.
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Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment β€” Biff is surprised at how much Daniel knows about the park, even though he's blind.
Film A boy makes fruit salad.
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Cartoon Growing Numbers #14
(First: Episode 2930)
SCENE 4 Telly emerges, ready to play Triangle Tag, thinking he won't get hurt if he has a pillow tied to his right arm. But then he remembers that his other body parts have no protection, so he runs off to cover himself with padding. When he does, he can hardly move.
Cartoon Autumn leaves form a capital "N" and lowercase "n"

Muppets / Celebrity Hoots tells Ernie to "Put Down the Duckie".
Celebrity version #2; this version replaces Paul Reubens's appearance with Phil Donahue and Gladys Knight and the Pips.
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Cartoon Animated quilt patterns.
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Film "There's a lot to see under the sea," according to some young swimmers who narrate a poem about the ocean-dwellers they find.
Music: "Kyisio Calypso" by Dermot Stewart
(First: Episode 3032)
Animation N/n paper fold


SCENE 5 Telly regrets not being able to play Triangle Tag, but he still doesn't want to take off all the pillows. Luis reminds him that life would be boring if he never played any games, and Telly realizes this when he imagines himself turning down the chance to play with any kid who comes along. He decides to take off the pillows and have fun playing Triangle Tag. Luis announces the sponsors, and Telly proudly points out that he hasn't broken his arm again yet.

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